Ahold Delhaize to Consolidate U.S. Banners Under a Single Parent Company


Dick Boer, CEO of Ahold Delhaize based in the Netherlands intends to combine all company banners under a single holding company in the U.S. These include Stop and Shop, Food Lion, Giant, Hannaford, Giant/Martins and PeaPod. Kevin Holt, currently COO of Ahold USA will become the CEO of the USA Division. Boer stated “Combining the parent companies of the U.S. brands is the natural next step in our brand-centric strategy in the U.S.”

Holt stated “I’m excited that we’re moving into this next phase where we can focus on further strengthening our brands and winning in our markets.” He added “Ahold Delhaize USA and its U.S. brands are well positioned to continue to drive growth and innovation and meet the evolving needs of customers.”

Franz Muller, Deputy CEO of Ahold Delhaize and Chief Integration Officer who serves as acting COO of Delhaize America, will continue to implement integration of Ahold and Delhaize.

(SMS 2,027-17 December 13th 2017)